Mine Ventilation 3 - Design Basics

12 modules


Course Length
22 hours

Edumine Courses

06 Nov 2019



This course is the third in a comprehensive series of five mine ventilation courses by the author, written for practicing professionals. The complete series includes the following titles:

  • Mine Ventilation 1 - Introduction
  • Mine Ventilation 2 - Hazard Awareness
  • Mine Ventilation 3 - Design Basics
  • Mine Ventilation 4 - Advanced Design
  • Mine Ventilation 5 - Operations

The basic focus for this course series is on airflow engineering. This is because getting the right amount of fresh air to the workplace is the single most important success factor in meeting the quality and quantity requirements of an efficient, safe and healthy underground mining operation.

The courses are also designed to ensure the ventilation practitioner has an adequate understanding of at least the basic issues involved in mine ventilation, and therefore knows when a ventilation problem is of such magnitude as to need to call in a specialist, and has sufficient background to be able to liaise technically with that specialist.

Mine Ventilation 3 - Design Basics ensures that you, as ventilation officer, understand the principles of pressure, resistance and flow and are aware of the basic ventilation design issues, including fan parts, fan pressure and performance, fan networks and fan modelling and testing. Major topics covered include...

  • Pressure, Resistance and Flow
  • Basic Ventilation Design Issues
  • Fan Parts, Pressure and Performance
  • Fan Networks, Testing and Modelling
  • Fan Types and Issues


  • Dr. Rick Brake


Duration 22 hours
Access 90 Days
Category Mining
Level Specialize
Version Date June 5, 2009


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Course Content

This course comprises 22 learning sessions, each of 30 - 60 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables, images and references, appendices and interactive reviews that confirm achievement of the learning objectives. The total duration of the course is estimated at 22 hours.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and apply the principles of pressure, resistance and flow to basic ventilation design.

  • Recognize the principles and operation of ventilation fans, fan pressure and fan performance.

  • Recognize the ventilation design issues of fan networks and the principles of fan testing and modelling.

  • Recognize different types of fans, fan configurations and their application in practice.

Recommended Background

  • A degree or diploma in mining engineering or related discipline.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification

Learning Credits

Table of contents
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Module 1: Pressure, Resistance and Flow
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Knowledge Check - Module 1: Pressure, Resistance and Flow
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Module 2: Basic Ventilation Design Issues
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Knowledge Check - Module 2: Basic Ventilation Design Issues
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Module 3: Fans
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Knowledge Check - Module 3: Fans
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Module 4: Fan Networks, Testing and Modelling
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Knowledge Check - Module 4: Fan Networks, Testing and Modelling
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Module 5: Fan Types and Issues
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Knowledge Check - Module 5: Fan Types and Issues
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Module 6: Appendices
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While containing detailed and relevant content, this course does not present the material in an interesting nor engaging way. Many textbook explanations were used when interactive tools or online other teaching methods could provide better visualization and understanding of the theories presented.
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